BASES -- Summary-Earlier Era [p12 of 14]
FORMER MILITARY INSTALLATIONS (First half of the 20th Century) -- Continued
FORT RANDOLPH (continued)
Included at Fort Randolph were coastal artillery barracks, family housing and administrative facilities.
In 1933, the Fort Randolph Reservation was increased to 3,691 acres and in 1940, the Secretary of War transferred to the Navy Department a tract of land containing approximately 1,250 acres which included a portion of Fort Randolph.
Following World War II Fort Randolph was placed on standby basis.
In 1953, part of the Fort Randolph Reservation was transferred to the Navy to be used by the Naval Security Group Activity.
Site of former Fort Randolph in foreground; former Coco Solo Naval Base in center and background. [Source: The Panama News]
In the 1960s, Fort Randolph was used for USARSO's Noncommissioned Officers Academy and also for special Army training and maneuvers, especially by the Special Forces unit at Fort Gulick. Its family quarters had been used to house personnel assigned to other posts.
By 1970, the reservation, consisting of only 233 acres had been declared inactive and was transferred to Panama October 1, 1979.
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William H. Ormsbee, Jr. 2005